Both Luke Cage and Doctor Strange made a big splash with viewers and critics alike, but now the Netflix series and the Marvel Studios blockbuster have officially been lauded by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films at the organization’s annual award ceremony, the Saturn Awards. Such was the case for other series of comic book origin, too, like Supergirl and The Walking Dead.
The organization’s name is something of a misnomer these days. While the award ceremony was once limited to films in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, over the years it has expanded to included television and home releases – thus the inclusion of a shows like Luke Cage and The Walking Dead.
Doctor Strange took home the award for Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture, while Luke Cage tied with Stranger Things for Best New Media TV Series. It wasn’t a night solely for Marvel, though. The CW’s Supergirl snatched up the award for Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series, and The Walking Dead was named the Best Horror TV Series.
Numerous movie actors were also called out for their outstanding performances. Ryan Reynolds was named Best Actor in a Film for Deadpool, Tilda Swinton was named Best Supporting Actress in a Film for her role in Doctor Strange and Tom Holland was awarded Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Captain America: Civil War.
For television, Melissa Benoist was named Best Actress on Television for Supergirl, Andrew Lincoln was dubbed Best Actor on Television for The Walking Dead, Candice Patton was named Best Supporting Actress on Television for her role on The Flash and Jeffrey Dean Morgan took home the award for Best Guest Star on Television for The Walking Dead. Riverdale star KJ Apa received the Breakthrough Performance Award for the year.
The full list of winners can be found at the Saturn Awards’ home website.
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